£75 million to spend
Brendan Rodgers has shown a preparedness to spend money so far this summer, with Adam Lallana, Rickie Lambert, and Emre Can all having been acquired. Liverpool were in the market for Alexis Sanchez before he opted for Arsenal, and are reportedly on the brink of signing Benfica’s talented winger, Lazar Markovic.
Obviously there is always the danger of splashing cash turning out to be as unsuccessful as Tottenham’s last summer. However, in Liverpool’s case, this is Rodgers himself spending the money, not a person disconnected from the first-team i.e. Franco Baldini at Spurs. Rodgers has a clear blueprint of how his team is to play, and the type of play who will fit into the side. He should be trusted with the cash.